Double Crossed Hat Pattern in 11 Sizes

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The Double Crossed Hat features crossed double crochet stitches (Xdc) worked in rounds. The pattern includes 11 different sizes, ranging from Preemie to Adult Large and is available for free in my post below.

I had a little yarn left over (65 g) after making my crochet shawl so I decided to whip up a quick hat pattern for you all to use with the new Super Saver Stripes Yarn from Red Heart. To see the shawl please visit thist post: Tropical Breeze Wrap

Double Crossed Hat Pattern Oombawka Design Preemie to Adult Free Pattern

Double Crossed Hat Crochet Pattern

This pretty striped hat is made up of crossed double crochet stitches. This is an easy pattern and I have included photo support for the stitches (scroll to the end of the post to see these!) and the pattern is provided below in multiple sizes ranging from Preemie to Adult (and a couple extra in-between).

How I Design my Hat Patterns

As always with the hats I design, sizes are based on math (circumference and pi) – so check the head size of the recipient to be sure they fit into the ‘suggested’ size ranges if you have a head to check. We all know heads do not always conform to ‘standard’ sizes.

I have included the head size, as well as, the finished hat size for each hat because hats need to be a bit smaller than the head they are meant to fit or else after they stretch they will no longer fit. These hats will stretch approximately 2 inches.

Multiple Hat Heights are Included

Two hat heights have also been included – the hat has been designed to reach the base of the earlobe and additional instructions are provided to make this hat reach mid-ear length instead.

You can make these into slouch hats, or any other length simply by adding or omitting approximately 1 round of Crossed Double Crochet for each 1/2 inch you want to increase or decrease.

The Double Crossed Hat Pattern

Supplies

Difficulty Level

EASY

Finished Size

  • See sizes listed in the pattern below

Gauge

  • 8 Xdc/5 inches (1.6 Xdc per inch)
  • 7 rounds Xdc/4 inches (1.75 rounds per inch)
  • 3 hdc / inch at the edge of hat

Abbreviations

US Terminology used
Free Online Crochet Stitch Guide

Special Stitch

Crossed Double Crochet Stitch (Xdc): this stitch is worked over 2 sts: skip the next st, 1 dc in the next st, now go back to the skipped st and work 1 dc – this creates an “X” or, a Crossed Double Crochet Stitch.

Crossed DC TUT

Helpful Tutorials

Notes

  • do not count the sl st as a stitch
  • do not count the ch 3 at the beginning of a round as a stitch until specified
  • the first st of each round is worked in the same st as you sl st to join
  • length of hat is to the base of the earlobe; instructions have been included for mid-ear length as well
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Double Crossed Hat Pattern

Double Crossed Hat Pattern by Oombawka Design The Double Crossed Hat features crossed double crochet stitches (Xdc) worked in rounds. The pattern includes 11 different sizes, ranging from Preemie to Adult Large and is available for free in my post below.

Preemie Double Crossed Hat

Finished hat size: 10″ circumference, 4.5″ height. To fit 12″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 8 times.  1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [32]

The Ch 3 counts as a stitch beginning in the next round.

R4: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), work 1 dc in the final dc of the previous round (The LAST dc you made in R3). This counts as the first Xdc of this round. *Skip the next st; work 1 dc in the next st. Now, go back to the skipped st and work 1 dc (this creates an “X” or, a Crossed Double Crochet Stitch)**. Rep from * to ** 14 more times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [16 Xdc]

R5: Sl st to the top of the next dc (this will be the second dc in the first Xdc of the last round). Ch 3, work 1 dc in the first dc of the round (the dc we sl st to at the end of R4). This counts as the first Xdc of this round. Work an additional 15 Xdc stitches around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [16 Xdc] * Having trouble? See the Double Crossed Stitch Tutorial at the end of the post for help**

R6-7: Rep R5

R8: 1 hdc in each dc around. [32 hdc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 6 and then continue to R8 to complete the hat.

Newborn Double Crossed Hat

Finished hat size: 12″ circumference, 5″ height. To fit 14″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 2 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [38]

The Ch 3 counts as a stitch beginning in the next round.

R5: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), work 1 dc in the final dc of the previous round (The LAST dc you made in R4). This counts as the first Xdc of this round. *Skip the next st; work 1 dc in the next st. Now, go back to the skipped st and work 1 dc (this creates an “X” or, a Crossed Double Crochet Stitch)**. Rep from * to ** 17 more times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [19 Xdc]

R6: Sl st to the top of the next dc (this will be the second dc in the first Xdc of the last round). Ch 3, work 1 dc in the first dc of the round (the dc we sl st to at the end of R5). This counts as the first Xdc of this round. Work an additional 18 Xdc stitches around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [19 Xdc] * Having trouble? See the Double Crossed Stitch Tutorial at the end of the post for help**

R7-8: Rep R6

R9: 1 hdc in each dc around. [38 hdc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 7 and then continue to R9 to complete the hat.

0-3 months Double Crossed Hat

Finished hat size: 14″ circumference, 6″ height. To fit 16″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 8 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [44]

The Ch 3 counts as a stitch beginning in the next round.

R5: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), work 1 dc in the final dc of the previous round (The LAST dc you made in R4). This counts as the first Xdc of this round. *Skip the next st; work 1 dc in the next st. Now, go back to the skipped st and work 1 dc (this creates an “X” or, a Crossed Double Crochet Stitch)**. Rep from * to ** 20 more times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [22 Xdc]

R6: Sl st to the top of the next dc (this will be the second dc in the first Xdc of the last round). Ch 3, work 1 dc in the first dc of the round (the dc we sl st to at the end of R5). This counts as the first Xdc of this round. Work an additional 21 Xdc stitches around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [22 Xdc] * Having trouble? See the Double Crossed Stitch Tutorial at the end of the post for help**

R7-10: Rep R6

R11: 1 hdc in each dc around. [44 hdc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 9 and then continue to R11 to complete the hat.

3 months – 6 months Double Crossed Hat

Finished hat size: 15″ circumference, 6.25″ height. To fit 17″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

The Ch 3 counts as a stitch beginning in the next round.

R5: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), work 1 dc in the final dc of the previous round (The LAST dc you made in R4). This counts as the first Xdc of this round. *Skip the next st; work 1 dc in the next st. Now, go back to the skipped st and work 1 dc (this creates an “X” or, a Crossed Double Crochet Stitch)**. Rep from * to ** 22 more times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [24 Xdc]

R6: Sl st to the top of the next dc (this will be the second dc in the first Xdc of the last round). Ch 3, work 1 dc in the first dc of the round (the dc we sl st to at the end of R5). This counts as the first Xdc of this round. Work an additional 23 Xdc stitches around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [24 Xdc] * Having trouble? See the Double Crossed Stitch Tutorial at the end of the post for help**

R7-11: Rep R6

R12: 1 hdc in each dc around. [48 hdc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 9 and then continue to R12 to complete the hat.

6 months – 12 months Double Crossed Hat

Finished hat size: 16″ circumference, 6.75″ height. To fit 18″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 2 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [50]

The Ch 3 counts as a stitch beginning in the next round.

R6: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), work 1 dc in the final dc of the previous round (The LAST dc you made in R5). This counts as the first Xdc of this round. *Skip the next st; work 1 dc in the next st. Now, go back to the skipped st and work 1 dc (this creates an “X” or, a Crossed Double Crochet Stitch)**. Rep from * to ** 23 more times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [25 Xdc]

R7: Sl st to the top of the next dc (this will be the second dc in the first Xdc of the last round). Ch 3, work 1 dc in the first dc of the round (the dc we sl st to at the end of R6). This counts as the first Xdc of this round. Work an additional 24 Xdc stitches around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [25 Xdc] * Having trouble? See the Double Crossed Stitch Tutorial at the end of the post for help**

R8-12: Rep R7

R13: 1 hdc in each dc around. [50 hdc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 10 and then continue to R13 to complete the hat.

12 months – 24 months Double Crossed Hat

Finished hat size: 17″ circumference, 7″ height. To fit 19″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [54]

The Ch 3 counts as a stitch beginning in the next round.

R6: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), work 1 dc in the final dc of the previous round (The LAST dc you made in R5). This counts as the first Xdc of this round. *Skip the next st; work 1 dc in the next st. Now, go back to the skipped st and work 1 dc (this creates an “X” or, a Crossed Double Crochet Stitch)**. Rep from * to ** 25 more times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [27 Xdc]

R7: Sl st to the top of the next dc (this will be the second dc in the first Xdc of the last round). Ch 3, work 1 dc in the first dc of the round (the dc we sl st to at the end of R6). This counts as the first Xdc of this round. Work an additional 26 Xdc stitches around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [27 Xdc] * Having trouble? See the Double Crossed Stitch Tutorial at the end of the post for help**

R8-12: Rep R7

R13: 1 hdc in each dc around. [54 hdc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 11 and then continue to R13 to complete the hat.

Toddler (3-5 years) Double Crossed Hat

Finished hat size: 18″ circumference, 7.5 ” height. To fit 20″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [58]

The Ch 3 counts as a stitch beginning in the next round.

R6: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), work 1 dc in the final dc of the previous round (The LAST dc you made in R5). This counts as the first Xdc of this round. *Skip the next st; work 1 dc in the next st. Now, go back to the skipped st and work 1 dc (this creates an “X” or, a Crossed Double Crochet Stitch)**. Rep from * to ** 27 more times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [29 Xdc]

R7: Sl st to the top of the next dc (this will be the second dc in the first Xdc of the last round). Ch 3, work 1 dc in the first dc of the round (the dc we sl st to at the end of R6). This counts as the first Xdc of this round. Work an additional 28 Xdc stitches around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [29 Xdc] * Having trouble? See the Double Crossed Stitch Tutorial at the end of the post for help**

R8-13: Rep R7

R14: 1 hdc in each dc around. [58 hdc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 11 and then continue to R14 to complete the hat.

Child (7-10 years) Double Crossed Hat

Finished hat size: 19″ circumference, 8 ” height. To fit 21″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

The Ch 3 counts as a stitch beginning in the next round.

R6: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), work 1 dc in the final dc of the previous round (The LAST dc you made in R5). This counts as the first Xdc of this round. *Skip the next st; work 1 dc in the next st. Now, go back to the skipped st and work 1 dc (this creates an “X” or, a Crossed Double Crochet Stitch)**. Rep from * to ** 28 more times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [30 Xdc]

R7: Sl st to the top of the next dc (this will be the second dc in the first Xdc of the last round). Ch 3, work 1 dc in the first dc of the round (the dc we sl st to at the end of R6). This counts as the first Xdc of this round. Work an additional 29 Xdc stitches around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [30 Xdc] * Having trouble? See the Double Crossed Stitch Tutorial at the end of the post for help**

R8-14: Rep R7

R15: 1 hdc in each dc around. [60 hdc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 12 and then continue to R15 to complete the hat.

Small Adult (Teen) Double Crossed Hat

Finished hat size: 20″ circumference, 8.25 ” height. To fit 22″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R6: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [64]

The Ch 3 counts as a stitch beginning in the next round.

R7: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), work 1 dc in the final dc of the previous round (The LAST dc you made in R6). This counts as the first Xdc of this round. *Skip the next st; work 1 dc in the next st. Now, go back to the skipped st and work 1 dc (this creates an “X” or, a Crossed Double Crochet Stitch)**. Rep from * to ** 30 more times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [32 Xdc]

R8: Sl st to the top of the next dc (this will be the second dc in the first Xdc of the last round). Ch 3, work 1 dc in the first dc of the round (the dc we sl st to at the end of R7). This counts as the first Xdc of this round. Work an additional 31 Xdc stitches around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [32 Xdc] * Having trouble? See the Double Crossed Stitch Tutorial at the end of the post for help**

R9-14: Rep R8

R15: 1 hdc in each dc around. [64 hdc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 12 and then continue to R15 to complete the hat.

Adult Medium Double Crossed Hat

Finished hat size: 21″ circumference, 8.75 ” height. To fit 23″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R6: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [66]

The Ch 3 counts as a stitch beginning in the next round.

R7: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), work 1 dc in the final dc of the previous round (The LAST dc you made in R6). This counts as the first Xdc of this round. *Skip the next st; work 1 dc in the next st. Now, go back to the skipped st and work 1 dc (this creates an “X” or, a Crossed Double Crochet Stitch)**. Rep from * to ** 31 more times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [33 Xdc]

R8: Sl st to the top of the next dc (this will be the second dc in the first Xdc of the last round). Ch 3, work 1 dc in the first dc of the round (the dc we sl st to at the end of R7). This counts as the first Xdc of this round. Work an additional 32 Xdc stitches around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [33 Xdc] * Having trouble? See the Double Crossed Stitch Tutorial at the end of the post for help**

R9-15: Rep R8

R16: 1 hdc in each dc around. [66 hdc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 13 and then continue to R16 to complete the hat.

Adult Large Double Crossed Hat

Finished hat size: 22″ circumference, 9″ height. To fit 24″ head size.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R6: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [70]

The Ch 3 counts as a stitch beginning in the next round.

R7: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), work 1 dc in the final dc of the previous round (The LAST dc you made in R6). This counts as the first Xdc of this round. *Skip the next st; work 1 dc in the next st. Now, go back to the skipped st and work 1 dc (this creates an “X” or, a Crossed Double Crochet Stitch)**. Rep from * to ** 33 more times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [35 Xdc]

R8: Sl st to the top of the next dc (this will be the second dc in the first Xdc of the last round). Ch 3, work 1 dc in the first dc of the round (the dc we sl st to at the end of R7). This counts as the first Xdc of this round. Work an additional 34 Xdc stitches around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [35 Xdc] * Having trouble? See the Double Crossed Stitch Tutorial at the end of the post for help**

R9-16: Rep R8

R17: 1 hdc in each dc around. [70 hdc]

If you would prefer the hat to reach mid ear, stop your repeats after Round 14 and then continue to R17 to complete the hat.

Double Crossed Stitch Tutorial

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  1. Hi Monica, Thank you so much for letting me know 🙂 It makes me very happy to know that her hat fits her perfectly! Congratulations on your new grandbaby!! Rhondda

  2. I made this for our premie granddaughter and added a pompom. It fits perfect! Thankyou

  3. I am definitely going to make these hats for the homeless in my area. I hope I can get either Lion Brand or Red Heart to donate the yarn. We also have a Women’s shelter nearby with may children that could use the hats and some scarfs with the same pattern.

  4. Hi Frances, MR is magic ring. It is also called the Magic Circle or Adjustable loop. I apologize I usually include it in the abbreviations list. I will pop into the post and add it there- I must have forgotten!! If you need help to make one or would like to try my preferred way to start hats which is the double magic ring, you can see it in my video tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLFTOm3SlqU&feature=youtu.be

  5. I am sure this is something simple and I should know, but what is MR that is at the beginning of each pattern? I am looking forward to using your pattern, thanks for the multiple sizes.

  6. I fell in love with this hat! I love how the cross double crochet stitches look, I’m definitely going to meke one! Hope it works with one colored yarn, as this pretty yarns aren’t sold where I live.

  7. Hi Ruth 🙂 I’m happy you will be able to put this pattern to good use! It is very kind of you to donate your time and the hats to Caps for Kids. I’m certain they appreciate each one they receive. Thank you for trying my patterns and leaving me comments. Made my day! All the best, Rhondda

  8. I make a lot of crossed stitch hats for my Caps for Kids group so I really appreciate all the instructions for different sizes. As you can guess, hats are needed in all sizes so this info will really come in handy. Thank you